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Shivanand Hulyarkar Supports "Empowering the Beti”

Beti, a movement is an initiative by Anu and Shashi Ranjan for women who have been victim to acid attacks, rape, child abuse and other such extreme atrocities.

Pune, India, March 10, 2018 --( Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March, every year. This time, we would also take the opportunity to celebrate an NGO which dedicatedly works towards embracing those women who were shunned by society for no wrong doings. “Beti, A Movement” is an NGO by Anu and Shashi Ranjan for women victims of Acid Attacks, Rape, Child Abuse, and many other extreme atrocities. This NGO relentlessly promotes Gender-Equality, Women Empowerment and other such endeavors for restoring dignity to the hapless victims. “Beti, A Movement” is an offshoot of the Indian Television Academy and is in existence for 10 years. The organization conducts various awareness and fundraiser events like fashion shows and the Gr8! Women Awards with some well-known names from the Television and Bollywood fraternity including Barkha Bisht, Mouni Roy, Karan Grover, Sushmita Sen and Akshay Kumar supporting it.

Mr. Shivanand Hulyalkar, a senior Congress leader from Pune was recently part of an event hosted by Beti, A Movement. The event showcased celebrities walking the ramp with their daughters. When asked about his opinion about Beti, Mr. Hulyalkar said, “Beti has a noble aim of creating awareness about the atrocities like female foeticide, acid attacks, sexual assault and other sufferings faced by the women of our society every other day. Women ought to be empowered and confident enough to fight for themselves, if they have been wronged. Many times, women either hesitate to speak up or are forced to be suffering in silence. This silence can be broken only by making women understand that they can also raise their voice and demand justice.” Speaking about the kind of events organized by the NGO Beti and the response they garner, Shivanand Hulyalkar spoke fiercely in support of the work Beti has been doing over the years for womankind. “When a 27-year-old, Sonali Mukherjee from Dhanbad fell prey to an Acid Attack and the Government refused to intervene, Ms. Anu Ranjan raised her support and a contribution of Rs. 22 Lacs for her hospitalization through Beti. Now, Sonali is happily married and is able to fight against all odds, she would encounter. A child abuse victim, Shabina Khan, was helped by Beti and Anuji overcome her situation, by raising funds and career advice to be able to find a job at IOSIS MEDISPA. Today, she draws a decent salary and happily supports her loved ones. We would like to congratulate Beti for their achievements and wish that they keep contributing to society in the same manner in the years to come.”

The Government has a special role to play in changing the skewed mindset of families with respect to the birth of a Girl Child, and in awarding justice to scores of female victims hoping every day for a verdict in their favor. It is upon the shoulders of the Government to implement more initiatives that cater to the Girl Child. Firstly, measures should be taken to improve the sex ratio and secondly, to encourage the good health and higher education of the girl child. Only then can our nation truly succeed, Hulyalkar said.
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